How to get rid of bald spots on baby
Yes, baby bald spots can develop on all babies! Although it will eventually grow back, some will take longer than others. Sleeping your little one on silk will not only help prevent bald spots and will help speed up the regrowth of them. Our babies will spend 12-17 hours a day sleeping in their first year, so their sleep surface is really important.
Babies hair loss:
Did you know, a newborn's hormone levels drop right after birth, which can cause them to lose the hair they were born with. There's no need to worry, newborn hair loss is perfectly normal, its called telogen effluvium.
If you notice that your baby is developing bald patches, check for hair loss on their cot mattress. Babies spent a lot of time on their backs and are constantly moving their heads from side to side, causing friction and tugging at their delicate hair on the back of their head.
There are also other medical reasons which can cause babies to lose their hair. If you are concerned we recommend seeking medical advice.
What can I do about bald spots?
To help prevent bald spots from forming we recommend:
- sleeping them on silk bedding.
- avoid headbands and hair ties
- adjust babies head position slightly when sleeping
- encourage supervised tummy time
- utilise front pack
Full Benefit of Silk for Babies.
1. Reduces Hair Loss, Bald Spots & Knotty Hair
By sleeping your baby on silk their head glides across the smooth silk surface, reducing friction and pulling at the hair. This means less hair loss, bald spots and knotty hair. Silk bedding is also magical at helping repair bald spots by not tugging at the new hair growth. Just remember, hair growth rates will vary.
2. Keeps nasty dust mites away
Silk is hypoallergenic and a natural resistance to dust mites, fungus and mould, in addition to many other allergens. Dust mites eat skin cells shed by people, and they thrive in warm environments such as pillowcases and bedding. Silk has a rare protein that naturally repels dust mites. The use of silk is recommended for babies with eczema and asthma due to its numerous antibacterial qualities.
3. Breathable & Regulates Temperature
Mulberry silk is breathable and naturally regulates your baby's temperature to help keep them cool during summer and warm during winter.
Silk doesn’t absorb moisture and natural oils like materials such as cotton and therefore keeps their skin and hair hydrated.
Monday Silks only uses Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified silk which is an international testing standard for any harmful and toxic substances. Monday Silks baby sheets are designed in line with Plunket NZ and Red Nose Australia sleep safety guidelines.
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